Among other proposals adopted, the American Medical Association (AMA) voted at its annual policy-making meeting yesterday to support the development of state programs allowing physicians to provide professional services across state lines. The proposal applies to out-of-state physicians who cross state lines to treat patients at free clinics and in underserved communities.
Other proposals gaining approval of members of the AMA, which is the largest physician organization in the US, were preserving moonlighting opportunities for medical residents and fellows and advocating for federal and/or state legislation that protects training positions at U.S.-based academic centers now being squeezed by an influx of funding from non-U.S.-based, for-profit and unaccredited medical schools seeking to place their graduates.
President Obama has proposed a $152.7 billion budget for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to support its goals, which include providing mental health services to veterans, expanding access to these services, and eliminating homelessness among veterans.
On May 1, the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) announced the winners in its ASHPE 2013 Awards Competition. The team of editors at Behavioral Healthcare received a Bronze Award for Best Case History.
Gateway Foundation Alcohol & Drug Treatment has expanded its Illinois rehab network with the opening of a new outpatient center providing adult alcohol and drug rehab treatment in Chicago's River North district.